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Belmont World Film 2015 - Family Film Festival


JANUARY 16-19, 2015
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Regent Theater, 7 Medford Street, Arlington
Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont
www.BelmontWorldFilm.org | 617-484-3980

Friday, January 16, at the Regent Theater, Arlington
7:00 PM | CAPTAIN SABERTOOTH AND THE LAMA RAMA TREASURE

Norway | 2014 | 90 min. | English | US premiere
Captain Sabertooth and his pirates brave towering waves and travel through deep jungles in their search for King Rufus’s fabled treasure in this live action adventure. Prizes for the best pirate costumes. Age 7-15 ($8)

Saturday, January 17, at the Studio Cinema, Belmont
10:30 AM | WHAT’S NEW FROM SCHOLASTIC/WESTON WOODS STUDIOS

USA | 2014 | 60 min. | English | New England premieres
Animated best loved children’s books, including: The Very Fairy Princess written and narrated by Julie Andrews, Me Jane about the young Jane Goodall, Extra Yarn by Mac Bennett, Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson Age 3-8 ($5)

12:00 | ROOSTER DOODLE DOO
Quebec | 2014 | 80 min. | English | New England premiere
When a town’s beloved rooster starts crowing too early, the tired residents eagerly give him away. Without an alarm clock, sloth ensues and they plot to get him back in this charming animated film. Age 4-12 ($8)

1:30 PM | PIM AND POM: THE BIG ADVENTURE
The Netherlands | 2014 | 70 min.  | English | East Coast premiere
When Pim and Pom, cats and best friends, get kidnapped by their owner’s nieces. The cats manage to escape, but when they get lost and end up trying to survive on the streets, they meet a group of alley cats who put their friendship to the test. Age 4–9 ($8)

3:00 PM | LOLA ON THE PEA
Germany | 2014 | 90 min. | German with English subtitles read aloud | East Coast premiere
A reclusive young girl who lives with her mother on a house boat called “The Pea” comes out of her shell when she befriends a Kurdish classmate living illegally with his family in Germany. Age 6-15 ($8)

Sunday, January 18, at the Studio Cinema, Belmont
10:30 AM | MO WILLEMS’S PIGEON STORIES (FREE SCREENING)

USA | 30 min. | English
Includes the New England premiere of Duckling Gets a Cookie, as well as Willems’s classic Pigeon stories from Scholastic/ Weston Woods Studios. Everyone gets a nut free cookie just by asking! Age 3-8 

11:30 AM | IT’S EASY BEING GREEN: FILMS ABOUT ANIMALS & THE ENVIRONMENT
Various countries | 90 min. including activity | English
Award-winning animated and live action shorts about the environment followed by an interactive activity and talk by a nine year-old activist from Lexington. Age 4-15 ($8)

1:30 PM | T.I.M. (The Incredible Machine)
The Netherlands | 2014 | 82 min. | Dutch with English subtitles read aloud | US premiere
An 11 year-old boy has only one friend: his outdated house robot T.I.M. When the boy’s father decides to trade the robot in, the boy goes on an exotic journey in search of the elusive inventor who created him. Age 8-15 ($8) 

3:30 PM | BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
France | 2013 | 104 min. | English | New England premiere
This live action film based on the best-selling children’s book is set among France’s snowy Alps and tells the story of a lonely boy and a wild dog—Belle and Sebastian--and their friendship during World War II Age 6-15 ($8) 

Monday, January 19, at the Studio Cinema, Belmont
10:30 AM | A TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

USA | 60 min. | English 
Animated short films about and related to the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Scholastic/Weston Woods Studios, including ones about Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, Nelson Mandela, Duke Ellington, and more. Age 3-8 ($5)

12:00 PM | I AM ELEVEN
Australia | 2011 | 98 min. | English with some subtitles
Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey traveled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful,funny, and moving portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India to a single parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, the film explores the lives and thoughts of children from all around the world. Age 9-15 ($8)
2:00 PM | HORIZON BEAUTIFUL 
Ethiopia/Switzerland | 2013 | 90 min. | English
A clever and charming 12 year-old orphan in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who dreams of playing soccer in the big leagues, hatches a plan to get the attention of a famous soccer magnate on tour to promote his sport as a fountain of hope to humanity. A wild, yet meaningful adventure ensues. Age 8-15 ($8)




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